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hawkeyededic #1 Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:04 PM

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While doing some research for another project I stumbled across this photo.

 

 

The pilot of N51, who is looking directly at the camera with a smile, is future astronaut John Glenn.

 

About a year ago a plane bearing those same markings and dedicated to John Glenn made it's first post-restoration flight, wearing the name "Godspeed" on the nose and John Glenn's name painted beneath the cockpit.

 

Maybe a future project here, would be pretty easy to do really.



 

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Rockstone_ #2 Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:13 PM

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Martymart1976 #3 Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:55 PM

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Dude9872 #4 Posted 22 February 2018 - 09:35 PM

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Wow I didn't even know he was a pilot in WWII. That would be an awesome skin. I wonder which project you were researching that brought you there? hmm... Well, whatever it is, your projects are always interesting. Keep up the good work!

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hawkeyededic #6 Posted 23 February 2018 - 12:41 AM

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View PostDude9872, on 22 February 2018 - 03:35 PM, said:

Wow I didn't even know he was a pilot in WWII. That would be an awesome skin. I wonder which project you were researching that brought you there? hmm... Well, whatever it is, your projects are always interesting. Keep up the good work!

 

Honestly the project I was researching is such an odd tie in that I meant it when I stumbled upon the photo. I was doing research on Georgy Beregovoy who piloted Il-2's during WWII, he was a two time Hero of the Soviet Union and...dramatic pause....the odd tie in to John Glenn......a Cosmonaut.


 

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trikke #9 Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:12 PM

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is that possibly the F2G?     look how loooong that cowling is!     probably not

 

imagine taking your hands off the stick long enough to steady the camera and take that shot, when in such a tight formation like that

 

i'll bet that he mailed that one home to Annie the minute that it was developed 

 

 


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View Posttrikke, on 24 February 2018 - 03:12 PM, said:

is that possibly the F2G?     look how loooong that cowling is!     probably not

 

imagine taking your hands off the stick long enough to steady the camera and take that shot, when in such a tight formation like that

 

i'll bet that he mailed that one home to Annie the minute that it was developed 

 

 

 

It's an F4U-4, the give away  is the lack of the supercharger intake, the pronounced chin from the oil cooler intake and teh 1 piece sliding canopy instead of the braced canopy used by the earlier F4U marks.


 

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View Posthawkeyededic, on 24 February 2018 - 04:26 PM, said:

 

It's an F4U-4, the give away  is the lack of the supercharger intake, the pronounced chin from the oil cooler intake and teh 1 piece sliding canopy instead of the braced canopy used by the earlier F4U marks.

 

good find ol' chap, nice pic that I've never seen before

if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


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View Posthawkeyededic, on 22 February 2018 - 06:04 PM, said:

While doing some research for another project I stumbled across this photo.

 

 

The pilot of N51, who is looking directly at the camera with a smile, is future astronaut John Glenn.

 

About a year ago a plane bearing those same markings and dedicated to John Glenn made it's first post-restoration flight, wearing the name "Godspeed" on the nose and John Glenn's name painted beneath the cockpit.

 

Maybe a future project here, would be pretty easy to do really.

 

+1 because i'm a WW2 history buff here, and this just gave me some epic fun-fact ammunition.

Here, have a medal! :medal:




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